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Funds found to boost kupuna, aging programs

By Lee Catterall

POSTED: 01:30 a.m. HST, May 13, 2012

~~<p>One of every five Hawaii residents has reached the age of 60, and the Legislature has recognized the influx by creating an Aging and Disability Resource Center to help the elderly find services ranging from health programs to transportation and housing.</p>
<p>In a separate bill enacted in this year's session, lawmakers provided $4.2 million for the Kupuna Care program, which relies on both state money and contributions to meet the needs of the aging, along with $426,772 for a healthy aging partnership program and $285,000 for senior centers.</p>
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One of every five Hawaii residents has reached the age of 60, and the Legislature has recognized the influx by creating an Aging and Disability Resource Center to help the elderly find services ranging from health programs to transportation and housing.

In a separate bill enacted in this year's session, lawmakers provided $4.2 million for the Kupuna Care program, which relies on both state money and contributions to meet the needs of the aging, along with $426,772 for a healthy aging partnership program and $285,000 for senior centers. Login for more...



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